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Welcome Center

This building was once part of the Catholic district in Sharon and Taliaferro County and originally sat across from the Church of the Purification.  
It had many uses over the years, including being home to several Catholic families and a doctor's office.

In the mid-1950s, the house was used for the Ground Observer Corps, a civil defense program during the Cold War that consisted of over 700,000 volunteers all over the country. Teenagers would watch for planes from the windows of the small house and report anything suspicious to the regional headquarters in Columbia, SC. 

At some point, the house was moved a few miles to Upper Mill Road. The current owners of that property generously donated the building to PHC to be moved back to its original location.

It has been renovated into a Welcome Center for the Church of the Purification.

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